Upcoming Events

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Tuesdays, Jan.-April: Export Management Course at North Dakota State University, Fargo 


Jan. 13-14: Valley Express, Inc. reception and one-on-one meetings, Fargo


March 30-31: 2015 China-ND 'Better for You Food Ingredients' Conference and Exhibition, Qingdao, China

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Seasons Greetings from the North Dakota Trade Office!

As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our business in a most significant way. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working together in the year to come. 


We wish you a very happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity.


Best Wishes,


Member Profile: NOMAD Ag Solutions, The Virtual Vet & NOMAD Express

For five years, Andrew Venton spent more than 250 days per year traveling for international sales.  At nearly every agricultural trade show and event around the world, Venton saw the same company representatives - each of them having spent thousands of dollars to promote their product at that show.  In 2014, Venton, with the valued support of RDO Equipment, developed an international representative solution called NOMAD Ag Solutions to help these agricultural companies save hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on their export development programs, not to mention months of time.  Then, Venton took his 'ease-of-exporting' mission two steps further, first by developing an entity which uses virtual technology to connect sellers with buyers overseas, then by giving global sellers a home base in Alexandria, Minnesota to provide office facilities, store, demo, assemble and retail their products.


To learn more about NOMAD Ag Solutions as well as The Virtual Vet & NOMAD Express, click here.

Valley Express, Inc. Launches Monthly Shipments from Port of Duluth

Valley Express, Inc. / Valley Worldwide Logistics Solutions, in conjunction with Spliethoff Worldwide Ocean Transport, The Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Lake Superior Warehousing and the North Dakota Trade Office, would like to invite you to an informational event to introduce our newest export/import service that will launch in 2015:  Monthly shipments into and out of the Port of Duluth, MN.


To learn more about this event, click here.

New Requirements to Report Foreign Investment in the USA

By Steven J. Dickinson and Barbara Miller with Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

On November 26, 2014, the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the US Department of Commerce (BEA) reinstated a reporting requirement that it suspended in 2009 for budgetary reasons.  A US entity with 10% or more foreign ownership (direct or indirect) is required to file a report on Form BE-13 for many, but not all, types of foreign investment in the US, including establishing a new business, acquiring a business (either by purchasing stock or assets) or expanding an existing business.


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